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broadcast center, this is abc 7 news. >> good morning. i'm kristen sze. >> we have breaking news out of mexico where a strong earthquake hit the pacific coast, 55 northwest of acapulco, it was just downgraded to a 6.4. it was felt as far away as mexico city, 188 miles away where frightened office workers streamed into the streets as you can see from this picture and away from high-rise buildings. first reports say the quake
lasted as long as 40 seconds. in spite of all that, there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. last month a 7.2 quake hit that same region but there were no reports of page damage there either. >> back here fire investigators are trying to figure out the cause of a fire and explosion. an elderly couple killed and their son narrowly escaped. >> still a busy scene. sunnyvale command, department of public safety, also arson task force. they are trying to figure out what caused the fire that killed two people. the deb of this home in sunnyvale mobile home covered up a dark truth. two people died. the hope was they were staying somewhere else that night. the reality came to light when the sun came up. firefighters discovered their bodies several hours later before 7:00 this morning. >> we believe they were near a
bedroom door and hallway. >> flames huge at 2:00 and an explosion blew debris onto a neighbor's roof. firefighters couldn't go in, dousing the home with water from the outside. >> i heard the sirens. i opened the front door and saw flames burning above the trees. i yelled to my husband, it's either carol and paul, my friends that live across from them or dorothy and al. i ran to the corner and found it was dorothy and al. >> investigators believe they never made it out of their home. dorothy's son joey did escape. they say the man in his 50s is mentally challenged. they were longtime residents of a close-knit senior community. >> i don't know what to say. i can't believe they might still be in there. >> people living outside the mobile home community could see the huge flames from far away. this is cell phone video. he just got home to witness the
fire. >> i pray and hope nobody is inside. that's the last thing you want. everything else is replaceable. you just can't replace a life. >> neighbors say al worked as a school crossing guard. as for the investigation here, the santa clara county medical examiner's office is on the scene. their job is to remove the bodies and confirm their identities. reporting live, matt keller, nbc's news. >> thanks very much. in danville police are patrolling every school campus following threats that several people would be killed. one threat found in a graffiti message near charlottewood middle school. abc 7 news reporter amy hollyfield joins us. amy, police caught somebody. >> they have made one arrest, cheryl. they are still looking for another. police today are at school. they are on campus even though about half the kids are not. they stayed home confirming what officials have been hearing all week, that parents are nervous.
danville police officers greeted students at charlotte on thewood middle school to ease concerns. parents took extra steps to assure their kids. >> she's nervous. normally i just drop her off. this morning i had to drop her off and walk her to class. >> the mental found spray painted on a rock just off campus property last week. >> plan to kill 12 people may 8th. today is may 8th. >> officials don't think it's a credible threat and police said no reason to cancel school or keep kids at home. >> that's been a huge question today. are you having school. should i send my kid. we've been very honest to say that's a family decision. >> at brad wong's house he let his kids decide. two of them are students at charlotte wood. >> i have three. one said he wants to go to school, one wants to stay home. >> a copy cat at john baldwin elementary.
that campus has police officers and administrators keeping watch today. >> fortunately the police caught one of the juveniles who was responsible for one of these copy cat messages. >> reporter: ambassadanda quatt decided to come even though her friends stayed home. >> we thought it was good to not go with a trick. even though there's protection, it is safe. >> the juvenile arrested has been released to his or her parents. they have not released the age or anything about the student. they want to keep it private. that student is accused of doing the copy cat message. they are still looking for the person who did the initial threat. they are encouraging anyone with information to please come forward and talk to danville police and help them find this person. live, amy hollyfield. >> just in, cal fire said it has
fired a battalion chief who was the subject of a policeman hunt. commentator county deputies say 55-year-old orrville flemming stabbed to death his girlfriend, 26-year-old sarah douglas last week. authorities released this new picture of flemming yesterday. they believe he could be in the series, a seri sierras or simi valley. he's known for changing his look a lot and shaving facial here. cal fire terminated him because he's been awol for five days. president obama is about to leave los angeles any minute now headed for san diego before coming to the bay area this afternoon. lets give you a live look from lax right now. this is marine one. we expect he will come out of marine one and get onto "air force one." that will take him to san diego. eventually he'll end up here in the bay area in a couple of
hours, in a few hours, a couple of days of fundraising, highlight an administration priority. nbc news reporting katie marzullo live in the newsroom. >> if you're not paying big bucks to hear him or even more to meet him, then you're probably concerned about the impact on traffic. if you're in the peninsula, you could be in the thick of it. >> leaves the fairmont hotel last june, it should be a similar scene this evening. san jose is one of four stops president obama will make in the bay area today and tomorrow. moffett field, los altos and mountain view on friday. "air force one" is scheduled to land at moffett field before 4:00. the president then heads to a private event at the los altos home of the founder of gene and me. the big tonight at 6:30, fundraiser at fairmont hotel.
250 people expected to be there. tickets cost between $1,000 and $32,400 of the event is co-hosted by yahoo! ceo marissa meyer and was originally supposed to be at her house but it got too big. last night the president was in los angeles. he received an award at the 20th anniversary gala of steven spielberg's usc foundation which is dedicated to preserving accounts at the holocaust. the president sitting among a-list actors, barbra streisand, samuel jackson and sharing the stage with bruce spring teen. >> tomorrow at walmart, energy efficiency, walmart striving to be powered by 100 renewable energy. >> katie, thank you so much. we want to take you live to lax, marine one right there. we expect the president to be coming out, deplaning any moment now. as we mentioned, he's going to
be stopping by in san diego. he'll come to the bay area arriving at moffett field around 4:00 this afternoon. as katie mentioned watch for traffic around 101. as he's here visiting as we see president obama walking down, makinghis way to "air force one" waving, want you to know there's protests expected during the trip. inventor lists opposed to extension of keystone pipeline have been out for his last visits including the one in san francisco last november. democrats and republicans in the senate have been bickering over whether to allow a vote to construct the controversial pipeline. it remains to be seen whether we'll see the protest while he's in the bay area. again, he's scheduled to arrive about 4:00 this afternoon. of course after a couple of fundraisers he will have an appearance at walmart in mountain view tomorrow as well to highlight his administration's renewable energy policy. now president obama boarding "air force one," continuing his trip. just a final wave right there before getting inside the plane at los angeles international
airport. >> nice way to travel. helicopters and the big "air force one." that's pretty amazing. lets get on the ground, something more basic. don't be surprised if you see a lot more bicycles on the road today. >> that's right. this is the 20th straight bike to work today across nine counties. thousands of riders taking part, many taking advantage of energizer stations, this one at vista point you probably saw coming in on golden gate bridge. >> drivers can grab snacks, something to drink, grab cycling advice. >> a great opportunity for people to connect or reconnect with health y, consistent exercise. >> there's a lot of people out here today. when i ride in during the week, i never see this many people. >> this year's bike to work today is sponsored by 511.org, metropolitan transportation commission and kaiser permanente. up next, a defiant donald
sterling. what he's now saying about his racist remarks and selling the l.a. clippers. pictures of hollywood off spring stirring a lot of controversy this morning. saying there's nothing sexual about it. nearly a death i look, i sea and a congress standing in the country ready way.ove forward... their budgets are late; jobs bills are stalled... and special interests run rampant. as an economics teacher at stanford, i know education means good jobs. so here's my plan: i'd start teaching computer coding in public schools right away. open doors for women in science and technology. and prepare young people for middle class manufacturing jobs. i'm ro khanna and i approve this message, because change starts with us.
another conversation with donald sterling. he denies to a friend he's a racist. >> you think i'm a racist? you have i have anything in the world but love for everybody make you don't think that. you know i'm not a racist. it breaks my heart that magic johnson -- a guy that i respect so much wouldn't stand up and say, well, lets get the facts. >> donald sterling -- >> the the nba banned sterling for life and fined him $2.5 million last week. after he was caught, his girlfriend recorded their conversation urging him not to bring black people to games after she posted the picture on instagram. jada smith responding to backlash over a picture of her
daughter willow smith on a bed with actor moises arias. it was posted on instagram and heated up social media with people tweeting it was inappropriate. arias friends with smith's older brother jadon. it has been pulled. jada pinkett-smith said there's nothing sexual about it. you're projecting your own trash acting like covert pedophiles. that's not cool. saved a puppy about to be euthanized. you can see him stumbling and running into walls because he's blind. ironically he was bred to be a guide dog. a campaign was launched to save him. thousands of people have offered to take him home. the animal shelter reviewing all the applicants to find him the perfect home. >> that's nice. >> still ahead, meteorologist mike nicco with the forecast that includes scattered showers, mike.
>> absolutely. some areas are receiving some measurable rain but mainly about 2500 feet. i'll give you a timetable when you can get some in your neighborhood. the warming trend for mother's day. we could set record highs. if the models hold true, may hit triple digits. that's all coming up in accuweather seven-day forecast. >> thanks, mike. catwalk defying gravity. we'll tell you where models reached new heights.
state senate just approved a bill to require smart phones sold in california to come with an anti-theft kill switch. state senator mark leno reintroduced his revised bill this morning after a similar proposal lost by just two votes several weeks ago. changes to the bill give manufacturers more time to comply with the rules. more than half of all robberies in san francisco involve cell phones. that figure climbs to 75% in oakland. the assembly now has to pass that bill before a governor can sign it into law. if your phone was stolen, how far would you go to get it back. a new study found people are willing to shell out big bucks and put themselves in danger. half would pay $500 to get their phone back. a third say they would pay $1,000.
70% say they would actually put themselves in harm's way. not the phone itself people say is valuable. it's what they have stored on it like contacts, banking information, music and pictures. i just don't get it. >> it's scary. >> well, lets take a look outside. meteorologist mike nicco with all that. >> morning from the roof. the clouds are hanging low, that's why bumping into higher elevation. for the rest of us it hasn't happened yet. a possibility it will, weak cold front rolls through. doppler ler quiet other than cloud cover. a few scattered showers across northern california. we've had maybe a tenth of an inch in some of the higher elevations up there in the forest. other than that most of the moisture around seattle and portland right now. bring it back home, our winds, breezy in some spots. not widespread breezes like we had earlier. most 10 miles an hour earlier.
12 in livermore. 18 in fairfield. even with lack of sunshine, temperatures mid-50s around half moon bay, san francisco, san rafael, 58 san ramon, low- to mid-60s elsewhere, antioch warm spot at 68 degrees. sfo because of the low clouds. showers possible today and tonight. clear and breezy conditions tomorrow. warm weather will hit us on mother's day. but she could set some records next week if we get to those triple digits in some areas. it will be interesting to see if that plays out. right now warm front moving through the north. that's what's bringing us drizzle to light showers. cold front when it comes through, better chance of showers with it moving through later in the afternoon and overnight hours. temperatures upper 60s, low 70s down south. other than los gatos 73. peninsula mid-60s, no rain palo alto. low- to mid-60s along the coast into san francisco. sausalito same thing.
upper 60s, low 70s to north bay valley. heyward, newark, upper 60s for the rest of the east shore and upper 60s, low 70s inland. another mild night tonight with mid to upper 40s santa rosa. rest mid-50s. here we are at noon. notice square most numerous in higher elevations and along coastal mountains and hills there. as we head towards tomorrow morning, may be a leftover shower for the commute. quickly clear out around 9:00. if you get anything, less than a tenth of an inch of rain. accuweather seven-day forecast. temperatures coolest today, 2 to 4 degrees warmer tomorrow. look at sunday. great picnic, beach weather for mom. make a run 90s, 100s around the bay inland. this evening, showers come your way. kristen, cheryl. >> models stepping up on the
unique runway in japan. take a look at this. have you to look up. they are dressed in gucci dresses as they walk avert cam runway on the side of a 30 foot tall building. this is in tokyo's main shopping district. celebrated 30 year anniversary of a high-end fashion magazine. special wires and harnesses supported the models for this aerial fashion show. >> do you know how much you should tip sky cap, hairdresser, waiter? tonight we teach you everything you need to know. should you tip because it's what you're supposed to do? >> now there's a sense of entitlement a lot of people have around expecting tips which has made the art of tipping seem more like a requirement than a bonus. >> however you feel about tipping, if you're wondering who to pay and how much, watch on abc 7 news at 11:00. coming up next, what a
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coming up on abc news at 4:00, game show choke. the epic failure one family endured on a popular show. on abc 7 news at 5:00, michael finley puts the newest computer interaction to the test. people around the world keep going to youtube to see and hear the latest from italy's singing nun. ♪ ♪ >> that is sister christina of milan belting out the theme from flash dance during italy's version of "the voice" last night. the 25-year-old nun delivered another knockout performance. she may
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